Brand New Composer to Score Potter 5

by Scott Weinberg | Thursday, Apr. 20 2006

Freakishly thorough Harry Potter wesbite HPANA brings us one little tidbit regarding "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," and it's that a new composer has been brought into the fold. Frequent collaborater of director David Yates, Nicholas Hooper will step into the head musician's role for Potter Part 5.

Says HPANA: "HPANA has learned from a reliable and authoritative source that UK composer Nicholas Hooper will score the soundtrack for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.' Hooper is a long-time collaborator of director David Yates and most of his credits are for television projects in Britain. He won a BAFTA for Best Original Score in 2004 for one such project, according to a biography on his agents' web site."

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The first three Potter pics were scored by John Williams, and the fourth one was scored by Patrick Doyle, although Williams' main theme did, of course, make its presence felt.

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